Categories: Announcement, Case Studies, Implementation, | Sun, 24 May 2020 17:00:00 GMT
Blogs > https://www.sociallyconstructed.online/blogs/rias-journey-for-google-summer-of-code-begins
We are incredibly excited about this…Announcing Ria Gupta, a software engineer in the Google Summer of Code, who will be building the Social Currency Metrics System in GrimoireLabs!
In this blog we are going to start a series that is going to last a months here at SC.O.
Thanks to our relationship with the CHAOSS open-source community we’ve gotten the chance to be a part of the Google Summer of Code; a residency program of sorts where talented and promising software developers get paired with open-source projects to build code…..
Series Blog Contents:
Check here for all published blogs.
Announcement: Ria’s Journey begins!
Week 1: Ria’s 1st week
Week 2: The SCMS in Airtable
Week 3: Preparations & Superheroes
Week 4: Putting Code to PIxel
Week 5: The SCMS Data’s Alive!
Week 6: Airtable to Google Sheets
Week 7: Our 1st Visualizations
Before we launch in to her first blog though…Ria, It is absolutely wonderful to have you!
This blog has been cross-posted from Ria’s blog with her permission…
“Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you want to. The universe falls in love with a stubborn heart.”
Despite very encouraging mentors, it was very intimidating at first. I can still remember the numbness I felt after submitting my first PR. There were times when I self-doubted myself, but as it is said, the mornings bring a ray of hope along, I got back to my feet to work.
I had applied for both GSoC and Outreachy under the organisationCHAOSS, and on May 04, I was euphoric after getting selected in both! I decided to continue with GSoC during the summer of 2020.
The account of me getting selected for GSOC’20 came as a piece of pleasant news to me. I got selected for GSOC under the organisation CHAOSS, for the project “Implementing Social Currency Metric System in Grimoirelabs”.
I will be working for the next 3 months, starting from June- Aug’20 remotely on this project for the software improvement position. My project has 4 mentors from different geographical locations.
About the Project
By Implementing the Social Currency Metric System, we will be able to measure the value of community interactions to accurately gauge the ‘reputation’ of a community. Implementing Social Currency Metric System (SCMS) will be a huge milestone in providing a better view of project health in the open-source community. That is because, through SCMS, we are adding another dimension of social currency in the metric. Measuring community interactions, analysing it will definitely take CHAOSS one step ahead to measure project health.
My Role in the Project
- Extract enriched_index data from GrimoireLab ELK backends for different data points like GitHub, Twitter, emails etc and storing all attributes in a CSV
- Importing all data obtained into excel or google sheets and AirTable using APIs.
- Tag data in Airtable, Now import the tagged dataset and convert to JSON format.
- Export the tagged data back to enriched_index.
- Make analytical visualisations with the enriched data in the GrimoireLab Siglis dashboard (default dashboard for enriched indexes) to see the trends and make other interpretations from the tagged data.
- Integrate the methods with GrimoireLabs backends. This will be done by adding the scripts (used for extracting enriched data, processing it, converting into JSON etc) in GrimoireLab backends.
- Ensure the robustness of the system by making unit test codes.
- Automate the process of tagging datasets by using prior trained models.
- Using a consensus (marking the majority) method to tag a data point.
- Look for any other more accurate and less tedious method to tag datasets
- Measuring community sentiment by implementing sentiment analysis on the extracted enriched index data.
I plan to dedicate myself completely to complete the project efficiently. I hope I do due justice to the project and the community 🙂
Looking forward to loads of fun and a fantastic learning experience!
“ I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship!”